Discover your new favourite summer cocktail: Use fresh, seasonal ingredients to create delicious cocktails and small plates. A follow-up companion to the recently released WINTER COCKTAILS, SUMMER COCKTAILS offers more than 70 cocktails and small bites for the warmer months. The drinks are classic, sophisticated, and big on fresh summer fruits, herbs, and other ingredients, from the Tomatillo Margarita to the Peach Bourbon Smash. Author Maria del Mar Sacasa shows you how to set up and stock your pantry and bar with the ingredients, tools, and glassware that's best for summer cocktail recipes. Explore tutorials for some of the more uncommon or complicated techniques used in the book, complete with step-by-step photos. And each drink will feature possible variations, so you can adjust the recipes based on your taste-and what's just appeared in your vegetable garden or farmers' market.
A graduate of the International Culinary Centre, MARIA DEL MAR SACASA is a writer, food stylist, and recipe developer who has worked for Vogue, Lucky, and Cook's Country. Her styling work has appeared in numerous print publications, TV commercials, product packaging, and cookbooks. She is the author of WINTER COCKTAILS, and she writes the Sandwiched and Let Them Eat Cake columns for Serious Eats. TARA STRIANO'S photography has been featured in House Beautiful, Oprah Magazine, Garnet Hill, and Elle Decor, and she has a degree in photography from New York University. She was the photographer for Winter Cocktails.